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22/01/19

Thank you to our talented music scholars for the blissful Mindful Music concert! We were delighted to have so many people - of all ages - from the Blackheath Community join us to celebrate https://t.co/jFSrVLPsPe

22/01/19

Shake off those winter blues at our lunchtime Mindful Music concert TODAY at 1pm in All Saints Church, Blackheath. Admission is free, babies and toddlers welcome https://t.co/ysZtHI8Z5v

21/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Thoughtful wellbeing advice on diet, balance, exercise and screentime from , Ellie from and Mrs Beecham at tonight’s wellbeing symposium - thanks for all the great questions parents and thank you wonderful panellists ! https://t.co/QTDQZwvwL6

21/01/19

This lunchtime came to school on the and shone a light on the benefits of reading for enjoyment at the start of . Thank you for the inspiring talk and for being such fierce champions of women's fiction. https://t.co/KkA6PGoIfH

21/01/19

Did you see this brilliant article about 's pioneering book "Inferior" in Sunday's ? We can't wait to welcome her this February as a guest lecturer in our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series https://t.co/uNHdkwPIoc

21/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Great assembly to start week from - the Power of saying no and why we CAN’T have it all! https://t.co/e8aSdjYHoa

21/01/19

Our is off to a running, rowing and jumping start! https://t.co/adOnAtoYq7

18/01/19

Not long now until Blackheath High School's Mindful Music concert at All Saints Church in Blackheath. Join us there on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm. Babies and toddlers are most welcome! https://t.co/pJ4hnOXkvm

18/01/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Year 1 time for a quick disco.... https://t.co/zQBFJ4dewG

18/01/19

Very impressive! https://t.co/5UKk5ZTWHC

17/01/19

Next week is our annual Wellbeing Week! Highlights include an evening symposium for parents focusing on mental health and a Mindful Music concert for all in . Read more about our integrated approach to wellbeing here: https://t.co/RuUCmsvIlU

17/01/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

What a champ Jasmine, showing us all how it should be done! https://t.co/xZbDnD5fUG

16/01/19

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

on our annual Welly Walk through historic Park https://t.co/yNjMUzn82H

15/01/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great first hockey match of the term for the U12s against Colfes. POMs Valerie and Renee. Well done! So much progress being made the more they play 👏🏻 https://t.co/QE73aBF3uq

15/01/19

Congratulations to our brilliant violinist, Anna, on securing a place in the National Children’s Orchestra https://t.co/ySYX5k3HD9

14/01/19

We are starting the first full school week of 2019 by celebrating our 139th birthday. In assembly Mrs Chandler-Thompson observed our rebellious and pioneering roots, reminding the girls to “keep changing the world, one small rebellion at a time”. Oh, and there’s cake, too! https://t.co/WgE4CfbQGm

11/01/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

See what our schools and its girls have been doing to enter 2019 in style... https://t.co/L4bvVwOe0X https://t.co/PhkqcX4QSb

10/01/19

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Only 9 tables left for the Quiz Night on Friday 1st Feb in junior school gym, so go to https://t.co/v1vgr90Niu & bag one now! Just £48 for a team of 8 (max), you can bring food for 7, quiz starts at 8. Bar will be selling beer, wine, prosecco & soft drinks 👍

10/01/19

Relax, unwind and take part in Blackheath High School's by joining us for our complimentary Mindful Music concert at All Saints Church, Blackheath on Tuesday 22 Jan at 1pm. Babies and toddlers are most welcome! https://t.co/QykWpIH6Ie

02/01/19

Our Head of Science talks to us about Chemistry and what the benefits of studying the subject are: https://t.co/CThJvq3tDg https://t.co/orfmzBG5S1

30/12/18

Our Deputy (Academic) Head Mr Henderson talks about endurance in education and setting your own pace: https://t.co/f9uUvZFNTC https://t.co/Y82INsJvMV

28/12/18

Earlier this month, Blackheath High School participated in the Global Hour of Code, which included fun and engaging activities like Minecraft, Star Wars and Wonder Woman. https://t.co/j3DeCAJkc0 https://t.co/bPyHB0cmMt

25/12/18

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! https://t.co/ye2MDYARyW

21/12/18

We're put together a collection of our best photographs from our Christmas Carol concert on 11 December 2018 https://t.co/3h7kwEjUFp https://t.co/1zFrkvD8vw

20/12/18

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Looking forward to the New Year with & her work on Wollstonecraft https://t.co/jiCjjuCejE

19/12/18

Thank you all for an amazing term, and happy holidays! https://t.co/9pG1282OsG

19/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Merry Christmas from 🎄 https://t.co/25MIJJZynC

19/12/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Thank you for the lovely gifts, cards and kind words from our wonderful community. A very merry Christmas to you all. Woof woof! https://t.co/fPBwzyaWih

19/12/18

Santa Claus is coming to town at Blackheath High School! https://t.co/MmYX1gy7HA

19/12/18

Retweeted From Year 7 @ Blackheath

lead Christmas Carols in our gorgeous new reception https://t.co/hAtqIxkxRg

19/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Panto time https://t.co/RvDXS7e82Y

18/12/18

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Christmas lunch! 🎄 https://t.co/J6Ew6KepKW

18/12/18

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

We do love a even Flo 🎅🎄🐶 https://t.co/Spznc3acUU

17/12/18

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A fun Christmassy morning of netball for our 6th form. An extra spring in their step after being inspired by 's success at ! https://t.co/a955COULUW

17/12/18

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Stunning performance of Sleeping Beauty from , great to see girls on stage too! 👏🏽 https://t.co/EfUQ8ohf7r

16/12/18

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the first time women voted in the UK, our Head teacher, Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson, says we must encourage young women to become active participants in politics… read full article here Magazine https://t.co/keOY5k9shP

14/12/18

Good luck to all of our students performing in the production of Sleeping Beauty tomorrow!

13/12/18

"How did we do it? I'll tell you now, we didn't give up, we didn't know how". Everyone must read this incredible and empowering poem from one of our Year 3 pupils. https://t.co/3yCnJw94vO

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October 12

60 seconds with Miss Dickinson, Head of Computer Science

From supporting bank traders to volunteering in Kenya, Miss Dickinson tells us all.

Tell us about yourself

Mr Nott and I teach Computer Science throughout the school. From Year 7, students program in Scratch, Swift and Small Basic, then move on to HTML and Python. We learn about the processor, memory and storage, as well as networks and binary. I lead our department in terms of our strategic plans and the curriculum, we make a great team.

How long have you worked here? Tell us about your career path.

I’m in my sixth year at Blackheath High. After graduating, I volunteered for a year in Nairobi, Kenya, supporting IT for the Sudanese church. When I got back, I worked for a consultancy and two investment banks. Being first line support on the trading floor has its challenging moments and being there watching 9/11 unfolding was quite transformational.

How does your previous experience benefit the school?

With a degree in Computing, I am a specialist teacher with experience in both industry and different schools. Supporting bank traders making millions of pounds in a few hours, I know what it’s like to work for a successful global company and am passionate about enabling young women to get into this exciting industry.

What do you like most about your job?

The moments of realisation – when a student finds & fixes the bug in her code, when her program works and she can play the game. Enabling students to program their phones, manage their social media and stay safe online, while gaining qualifications which will help them in whatever career they choose.

What makes working here at Blackheath High School so rewarding and enjoyable?

Our students are so enthusiastic about their learning. Watching a student start in Year 7, mature and progress through to Year 11 and beyond is incredibly rewarding. Knowing you’re part of her journey and have made an impact on her life, makes working here enjoyable and worthwhile.

What has been your biggest achievement at Blackheath High School?

Fantastic GCSE exam results! We have gone from strength to strength and this summer, 75% of our GCSE Computer Science students got grade A*/A equivalents, which is an amazing achievement. Lots of Year 10 students also chose to study GCSE Computer Science, which is a testament to what a great year we’ve had.

What has been your biggest challenge at Blackheath High School?

Changing how we talk about Computer Science – eliminating ‘ICT’ and replacing it with Computing or Computer Science, which reflects both what our students are learning and the technology of the future.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love films, reading & travel.

Tell me something surprising about yourself

I have a rescue cat, who last week stole and ate a croissant, a packet of pancakes and a loaf of bread!

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